Dallas - LG Electronics and Conn's Appliances, along with Waste Management Recycle America and CBS Radio, are asking Dallas-Fort Worth residents to take action and recycle their used devices at no charge in Lewisville, Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 11.
The event is part of the LG Electronics Recycling Program, which was designed to provide consumers with a convenient way to dispose of their used, unwanted, obsolete or damaged consumer electronic products. The event will be held Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lewisville, 1251 Valley Ridge Blvd.
Every family that brings in products for recycling will receive a coupon for $25 off on any LG-brand smart-energy-saving flat-screen HDTV, 42-inch class screen size or larger. Coupons, good at any of the 19 Conn's locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, must be redeemed by Sept. 30. (Limit one coupon per family.)
CBS Radio's four popular local stations (1080 KRLD, 105.3 The Fan, KLUV FM and JACK FM) will promote the event, including live onsite broadcasts and appearances by the KRLD Street Team and The FAN Street Team.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 82 percent of the 2.25 million tons of old TVs, cellphones and computer products generated in the last two years ended up in landfills. By recycling old electronic products, useful materials -- such as glass, plastic and metals -- can be collected and reused to manufacture other products.
Typically, residents would need to pay for their electronics to be properly collected and recycled, but as part of their ongoing efforts to help promote safe e-waste recycling, LG Electronics and Waste Management will be accepting any brand of electronics at this event for free (up to five items).
In addition, the companies are committed to collecting and processing these items in an environmentally sound manner.
The electronic materials received by LG will be processed at Waste Management facilities that are ISO 14001 and 9001 certified. In addition, Waste Management Recycle America is a signatory to the Basel Action Network's Manufacturers' Commitment to Responsible E-Waste Recycling as well as to the Responsible Recycling (R2) program. These actions signifies the company's agreement to conduct their electronics recycling programs transparently and in accord with rigorous environmental and worker safety standards, and to adhere to measures that prevent the export of hazardous e-waste to developing countries.
If residents cannot participate in this event, they are encouraged to drop-off their used electronics at a permanent facility, located at HOBI International, 7601 Ambassador Row, Dallas.
For more information about the LG Electronics Recycling Program, please visit